What is this place? The name lays out the themes:
Black: as in space, or the dark side, or the novel The Darkest Side of Saturn
Sky: as in blue-sky, or flights of fancy, or flying, as in the novel Counters
Voyages: as in “Getting there is more than half the fun”, or Navigation, or trips to anything, anywhere and anytime
Navigation as metaphor: Where are we and where are we going?
The trip is more than half the fun, but . . .
We almost always get you there!
One more occasional theme, to help out in case you happen to notice that you’re locked up inside a rigid, fact-free world view:
An idea is something you have; an ideology is something that has you.
— Morris Berman
To a large black cast-iron pot over a fire hotter than the deeps of Hell, add:
• The beginning of the Universe
• The meaning of life
• The end of the Universe, and …
• An epoch state with a priori covariance
Stir vigorously, incanting techno/psycho-babble.
Taste carefully and add whimsy, toad tongues and spices to suit.
Repeat as needed.
That done, we start with a riddle:
It’s the beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of the end,
The end of everyplace.
Give up? Go to The End